Ruben Dias signed a six-year contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Ruben Dias finally officially became a new Manchester City player after completing his transfer process from Portuguese club Benfica.

Bought for a fee of £ 62m plus a potential £ 3.3million extra in bonuses, the 23-year-old center-back has signed a six-season contract at the Etihad Stadium.

As part of this deal, Nicolas Otamendi is heading the other way for a fee of £ 14 million, ending the Argentine’s five years of service to The Citizens.

Dias expressed his enthusiasm for a new adventure in England and working with coach Pep Guardiola.

“To have the opportunity to join a club like Manchester City is fantastic for me and I cannot refuse it,” he said on the club’s official website.

“Their success speaks for itself. They have been the dominant team in England in recent years, playing attacking football which I feel suits my game.”

“It is great to be part of such a talented squad as this and to be able to play for a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola, who has a proven track record of successfully developing young players like me.”

“I believe I can thrive here at a club whose ambitions match mine and I will give my all to succeed and win titles.”

The presence of a new center-back is City’s priority to patch up the fragility of their defense, which was again exposed in a 5-2 defeat against Leicester City last weekend.

Dias is the club’s third signing in the transfer window this season following Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and Ferran Torres from Valencia.


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